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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 11/02/2016
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By the acclaimed author of WAKE: Where love is your only escape...1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet it is a dance that will change two lives forever. Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, The Ballroom is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.

"…this poignant story casts an unflinching gaze at the historic treatment of mental disorders." The Financial Times

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857521965
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 488 g
Dimensions: 220 x 142 x 31 mm

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“Bleak and beautiful”

Anna Hope’s first novel, Wake, was one of the very many published in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. I read a few of them, and a couple of the classics of the genre, but I have to... More

Hardback edition
4 similar books recommended
9th February 2016
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“Beautifully Written Historical Fiction”

It is 1911, on the edge of the Yorkshire moors stands the Sharston asylum and within its high walls there lies an elegant ballroom.

Anna Hope brings us The Ballroom, an absorbing, emotional and memorable love story.... More

Hardback edition
29th January 2016
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Leilah Skelton at Doncaster

“Love and madness”

I was a huge fan of Anna Hope’s debut Wake, and so was thrilled to receive an early copy of her second novel, The Ballroom. Once again, this author’s skill for weaving multiple perspectives into a taut and... More

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2 similar books recommended
24th January 2016
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